Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 15 April 2016

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline).

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays on the theme of ‘home’


This Week in our Advice Column:Pursued By A Bear: “How do I escape the tyranny of boring British naturalism?”


Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop: 

April Workshops with London Playwrights’ Blog

 Plan your Play in a Day– Saturday 16 April 2016 from 10.30am – 5pm

Fundraising for your Play: the Arts Council and Beyond – Sunday 17 April 2016 from 10.30am-1.30pm

Writing For Musicals: An Introduction To Book & Lyrics – Sunday 17 April 2016 from 2-5pm

Script Surgery with A.C Smith Wednesday 20 April 2016 from 3pm-5pm

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 53 playwriting competitions with April+ deadlines

The Spill seeking scripts for rehearsed readings – Deadline: 15 April 2016

Pensive Federation seeking submissions for Significant Other Festival – Deadline: 15 April 2016

Sharp Scratches seeking 15-30 minute extracts for scratch night performance –  Deadline: 17 April 2016

Wild Card Award: Open Call for Artist Commission – Deadline: 17 April 2016

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking short script submissions –  Deadline: 18 April 2016

Cambridge University Press seeking short plays inspired by Shakespeare – Deadline: 20 April 2016

Chesil Theatre’s 10×10 Playwriting Competition seeking 10 minute plays inspired by the life of David Bowie – Deadline: 22 April 2016

The Equilibrium seeking a short play from a writer in their 70’s – Deadline: 22 April 2016 at 5pm

Shakespeare in 400 Competition with Arts North Norfolk – Deadline: 23 April 2016

London Playwrights Workshop seeking scripts for Dark Horse Festival – Deadline: 23 April 2016 at 5pm

Grin Theatre seeking LGBTQI scripts for performance – Deadline: 25 April 2016

Sonderlust Theatre seeking 30-60 minute plays – Deadline: 25 April 2016

Pleasance Theatre Scratch Night seeking submissions – Deadline: 27 April 2016

Bookwriter sought for Musical Comedy Project – Deadline: 30 April 2016

Milton Keynes Council Music Faculty seeking lyricist/poet (£1,200 commission) – Deadline: 30 April 2016

ArtsEd seeking short film scripts for production – Deadline: 30 April 2016

Doughnut Productions seeking writers for Camden Fringe performance – Deadline: 30 April 2016

Studio Players’ 10-Minute Play Festival (Kentucky, USA) – Deadline: 30 April 2016

Instinct Theatre seeking full-length scripts – Deadline: 1 May 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East Musical Theatre Workshop Call for Submissions – Deadline: 2 May 2016

Graeae Theatre Company 2016 Play Labs for Deaf and disabled writers, performers and theatre makers – Deadline: 3 May 2016

BAME Seed Commission from Camden People’s Theatre – Deadline: 6 May 2016

Goblin Baby seeking monologues for performance at Bread and Roses Theatre – Deadline 8 May 2016

Hollywood Scribbler Theatre USA Presidential Elections Playwriting Contest – Deadline: 14 May 2016

Pleasance Theatre seeking applications for Litmus Fest – Deadline: 16 May 2016

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016 open for entries – Deadline: 30 May 2016

ShowBiz Shorts Playwriting Contest (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 30 May 2016

Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize open for submissions (comedy) – Deadline: 31 May 2016

Arch and Bruce Foundation 2016 Playwriting Competition (LGBT Themes, $3,000 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2016

From Page To Stage seeking new musical theatre works – Deadline: 3 June 2016

The Scottish Book Trust seeking writing on theme of ‘secrets’– Deadline: 22 June 2016

Le Théâtre Bleu seeking submissions of comedies in Shakespearean language (Quebec, Canada) – Deadline: 1 July 2016

Alfred Fagon Award 2016 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent – Deadline: 29 July 2016

2016 Terence Rattigan Society Award (£10 entry fee, £2,500 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2016

365 Women A Year Playwriting Project open to submissions throughout 2016 – Deadline: 31 December 2016

Events and workshops: 

LPB Workshop: Plan your Play in a Day– Saturday 16 April 2016 from 10.30am – 5pm

LPB Workshop: Fundraising for your Play: the Arts Council and Beyond – Sunday 17 April 2016 from 10.30am-1.30pm

LPB Workshop: Writing For Musicals: An Introduction To Book & Lyrics – Sunday 17 April 2016 from 2-5pm

LPB Workshop: Script Surgery with A.C Smith – Wednesday 20 April 2016 from 3pm-5pm

Meet the Radio Drama Producers with The Writer’s Guild – Thursday 21 April 2016 from 19:00 to 22:00

City Lit Playwriting Stage 1 course – Starts 23 April 2016 for 10 weeks

Introduction To Playwriting And Engaging With Theatre503 – 25 April 2016 from 10.30am-4.30pm

Arvon Course – Arvon City JW3 Playwriting: Step By Step – – 

An Introduction to Screenwriting – free online course from University of East Anglia – Register by 2 May 2016

Writing Workshop at the Gate Theatre – 7 May 2016 2pm- 5pm

Gatecrash Theatre offering playwriting workshop with David Lane (Swindon) –  Sunday 8th May and Sunday 15th May

Little Pieces of Gold seeking 10 minute plays on the subject of ‘home’– Deadline: 25 may 2016

Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy (£50) – Saturday 4 June 2016 from 10 – 6pm

Arvon Course – Playwriting: Improving your playwriting craft from blank page to stage – – 

Scripts: An Actor’s Approach – A Workshop with Julie Glover – Saturday 29 June 2016 from 10am – 4pm

Writers’ Mutual Retreat in Bordeaux (£350-£450) – 12th-18th July

Arvon Course – Writing For Puppetry: Writing The Impossible – – 

Arvon Course – Musical Theatre: Using music and lyrics to tell the tale – – 

Ongoing submissions:

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – rolling

Jo Smith Productions open for submissions – rolling

Writers’ Mutual writing group – Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Ongoing submissions

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: Rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: None posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: None posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None

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